Non-Profit Management Professional In Search of Next Challenge/Career Transition

Jennifer F. Calevro


1305 Crystal Rainey Avenuew Las Vegas, NV89086w 702.241.9321 w


Over nine years of success in planning, implementing, and managing programs that advocate for clients, positively impact service delivery, and raise community awareness.


Accomplished in developing, executing, and evaluating programs that facilitate and enhance delivery of services to at-risk youth. Empowering leader skilled in setting direction, clearly articulating program objectives, and maximizing team performance. Culturally sensitive with proven ability to collaborate with clients and staff from diverse backgrounds. Known for commitment to excellence, exemplary work ethic, and calming presence in high-pressure environments.

Areas of Expertise

w      Program Development w      Program & Project Management w      Strategic Marketing
w      Event Planning & Management w      Policy & Procedure Development w      Regulatory Compliance
w      Budget Development & Control w      Community Resource Development w      Partnerships & Alliances
w      Grant / Fund Proposal Writing w      Federal & DHS Regulatory Compliance w      Training & Development

Professional Experience

UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute – Las Vegas, NV                                              July 2010 – Present 


Develop and direct six-week, research-based, CDC/SNHD grant-funded smoking cessation program for work sites inSouthern Nevada’s tourism and hospitality industry. Market program to major hospitality businesses as method to minimize employer loss of wages and state expenditures on illnesses related to health care from smoking. Lead staff of up to two personnel. Manage $400K annual expense budget, program auditing, and grant reporting.

Notable Accomplishments:

w        Achieved 55% program completion rate among 157 individuals enrolled in program by conducting smoking cessation classes at UNLV, NV Energy, and MGM Resorts. 69% of participants quit smoking and 31% reduced smoking.

w        Secured buy-in from more than 14 corporations including Bellagio and UNLV to launch cessation programs.

w        Built community awareness by orchestrating and executing health fairs, community events, and educational sessions on tobacco use/prevention and age-, gender-, race-specific statistics on tobacco use.

w        Raised awareness of smoking cessation issues among community leaders and government officials by supporting legislative efforts to reduce tobacco usage as member of Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition.


U.S. Bureau of the Census – Las Vegas, NV                                                           March 2010 – June 2010 


Led 20-member team to collect data for 2010 U.S. census from 6,000 homes. Certified daily work and pay records.

Notable Accomplishments:

w        Ramped up team of 20 personnel to meet aggressive two-month data collection timeline by training, leading, and motivating staff.

w        Ensured compliance with federal regulations and census laws through effective training and oversight.


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – Jacksonville, NC                       January 2007 – August 2009 


Planned, implemented, and managed of grant programs/HRSA NewBorn screening grant. Provided patients with case management and disease management including community resources, advocacy, and education. Served as community, school, and medical facility advocate for developmental, school, and workplace accommodations. Planned and evaluated events and delivered motivational presentations to SCD patients.


Genetic Counselor / Grant Program Specialist, continued…

Notable Accomplishments:

w        Played key role in maximizing patient care through involvement in development of emergency medical ID card program that provided physicians with web-based access to medical records and patient/professional perspective for HRSA-funded Stedman-Wade grant.

w        Counseled and guided more than 300 families affected by sickle cell disease throughout eight-county catchment area.


Keep Hope Alive Human Services, LLC – Greenville, NC                                  January 2003 – January 2007 


Managed operations of four residential group homes, including personnel hiring, training, credentialing, and termination. Coordinated treatment and behavior plan development. Planned, implemented, and enforced compliance with patient advocacy 504, ADA, and IEP regulations. Led 20-person staff. Provided case management, job/life skills training, and personal care services for clients in community support and therapeutic residential facilities.

Notable Accomplishments:

w        Spearheaded development and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures that complied with all state and federal regulations.

w        Fostered program development by establishing community alliances, local partnerships, and relationships with children with behavioral problems and developmental delays, including ADHD, autism, down syndrome, and mental retardation.


Additional Experience:

Intern – Brody School of Medicine, Hematology Department; Greenville, NC. 2009

Intern – Duke University, Sickle Cell Clinic; Durham, NC. 2006

Research Associate – ECU Agromedicine; Greenville, NC. 2004

Community Support Associate – Dixon Social Human Services; Winterville, NC. 2002-2003


East Carolina University

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Concentration in Public Health Management and Analysis

Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Service

Concentration in Non-profit Practice and Operations Management


Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist w BLS Certified w Bloodborne Pathogens w CPR w

Certified Sickle Cell Disease Counselor w First Aid Instructor (expired) w Certified CNA (expired)

Community Service

Camp Counselor, Camp Hope/Rainbow – East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine; Greenville, NC

Hospital Volunteer – Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Greenville, NC

Computer Skills

Mac and Windows Operating Systems w Adobe w Acrobat w MS Office Suite w Oracle w Paychex Systems